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Bryan Life | A publication of Bryan College | Volume 31 Number 3 

Editorial Office Bryan College, P.O. Box 7000, Dayton, Tennessee 37321-7000 | 423.775.2041 

President: Stephen D. Livesay | Editor Tom Davis | Designer: Rachel Evans 

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a letter from the 

"Our lives have been formed, sometimes by 

passive absorption, sometimes through active 

infusion, by an environment that sets Christ 

as its standard. There is no way for any one 

of us to walk out of here unaffected by the 

reality of "Christ above all. " 

These words from senior class 
President David Shifrin's address at 
Vespers before commencement, spo- 
ken on behalf of this year's graduating 
class, are true also for the thousands 
who have been a part of Bryan 
College over its 75-year history as a 
Christian liberal arts college. 

In his address, David expressed 
what it means to practice loving God 
with all our heart, soul, mind, and 
strength when he spoke of his passion 
for Christ and His kingdom and when 
he talked of his striving toward the 
challenges of a Christian life well-lived. 
Daily I am reminded that Bryan's 
desire to educate the mind, inspire the 
heart, and challenge to service is being 
fulfilled as we develop leaders in many 
vocations who are making a difference 
for the Kingdom of Christ. 

My ultimate goal as president is to 
ensure that Bryan's mission of educat- 
ing students to become servants of 
Christ to make a difference in today's 
world is strengthened and enhanced 
through all facets of our college. Bryan 

College excels in her purpose because we remain faithful to our founders' vision 
and realize that only God's wisdom stands the test of time, and we can expect to 
have His blessing only if we are faithful to His Word. 

On that firm foundation, we look with great anticipation to the launching of 
a new school year and to what God has in store for the returning and new stu- 
dents in this exciting 75th Anniversary year when we expect record enrollment of 
750 on our Dayton and Chattanooga campuses. 

Let me urge you to be part of this year's homecoming activities Oct. 1-2. 
Among many other exciting events, you're invited to the unveiling of the life-size 
statue of William Jennings Bryan on the Rhea County Courthouse lawn, where 
you'll enjoy the sound of a 200-voice Bryan College and community choir and 
eat from the 75-foot cake that will be made especially for the occasion. 

This fall marks a major milestone in our college's history with the launching 

"Bryan College excels in her purpose 
because we remain faithful to our founders' 



of our first on-line distance learning courses, created and taught from a biblical 
world and life view by our faculty. These courses will be available to qualified 
home school students for dual enrollment credit as well as to other students who 
desire college credit. 

In addition, the Bryan Center for Critical Thought and Practice, after its suc- 
cessful inaugural seminar this spring, looks forward to several outstanding 2005- 
2006 seminars. Remember to subscribe to the Center's complimentary periodical, 
Illumine, by sending your mailing address to Also, if you're 
not yet receiving the college's e-newsletter E-lumine, a monthly update on the 
exciting stories of students, alumni, faculty, and campus activities, send your e- 
mail address to 

Join us this year in jubilant celebration of God's goodness to Bryan College 
for 75 years and in the vision for Bryan's bright future in faithfulness to our Lord 
Jesus Christ. 

Stephen D. Livesay 

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Changed lives, 

challenging the future 

Graduation 2005 

A Bryan College education is special, the college 
/ % declares, because of its foundation on God's Word 
— Z_ -^.and commitment to academic excellence. 

Three seniors, who received their degrees May 7, spoke 
of their experiences at Bryan, which address the quality of 
the college's program. Their words should be an encourage- 

Iment to alumni and a challenge to prospective students. 
Anneli Horner, president of the Student Government 
Association, received the Bachelor of Arts degree in 
Communication Arts. Anneli is from Aurora, Colo., and 
joined the Bryan staff as assistant director of the Worldview 
Teams in June. 

Harold "Bimbo" McCawley is a department manager at 
the La-Z-Boy plant and owns several businesses in Dayton. 

He received the Bachelor of Science degree in Business 
Administration: Business Management through the Aspire 
degree completion program. 

David Shifrin, president of the Class of 2005, spoke at 
the Vespers service the night before graduation. David 
received the Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, 
in Biology. 

The College Experience 

"For some of us, our years at Bryan have been pre- 
dominantly an extension of our high school education. 
For others, their time here has represented a vast 
change in their lives. 

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"Many graduates are about to embark on second and even 
third careers. Many have lived in the surrounding dorms 
while others have driven many miles to come to further their 
education here on the hill." - Bimbo McCawley. 

"Our lives have been formed, sometimes by passive 
absorption, sometimes through active infusion, by an envi- 
ronment that sets Christ as its standard. There is no way for 
any one of us to walk out of here unaffected by the reality of 
'Christ above all.'" - David Shifrin. 

A Bryan College Education 

"What was the purpose? To get a degree? To enable us 
to get jobs and maybe better society? Yes, partly. But there is 
a deeper purpose: it is to teach, equip, and mentor students 
to grieve over the way of the world, and yet to hope, and 
believe, that the reality of reconciliation through the Grace of 
Jesus Christ is true. 

"An education at Bryan College has not hidden us from 
sorrow; it has not sheltered us from doubt or disenchant- 
ment. Our education at Bryan has, in fact, required us to con- 
front the reality of pain to express the reality of salvation." - 
Anneli Horner 

"There is much discussion 
these days about leaders and 
managers. According to popular 
teaching, leaders have the visions 
and set goals for the people and 
organizations to follow. 
Managers handle the day-to-day 
marshaling of 
resources under 
their charge. 

"In our 
Christian life, 
God must be the 
leader of our 
lives, our fami- 
lies, and their 
future. God will 
set the direction, He will estab- 
lish the priorities, and He will 
provide the resources. All we 
must do is be the manager. And 
that, my friends, sums up the 
opportunity we've been afford- 
ed as graduates of Bryan 
College."- Bimbo McCawky 

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The "Real" World 

"It's not that we are leaving college for 'the real world,' 
because we live in the real world now I despise this phrase for 
it implies that our lives prior to this day were a rehearsal, a 
childish game, and it demeans the story of our growth. 

"Our lives here were very real because we loved here, our 
hearts were broken here, our ideals shattered and our world- 
view challenged here. After today, we will fight new idols, new 
shades of chaos and realize— I pray— that all of the world is real, 

A Shared Heritage 

"To our teachers and professors I want to say 'thank you' 
for your time, your commitment, and for pouring into our 
lives. You have taught us the foundations for our chosen 
majors, and so much more than that. You have taught us 
through your lives of faithfulness and grace, and we know this 
because you welcomed us into your homes and made us a part 
of your family. 

"You taught us so much about grace when you forgave us 
our mediocrity, helped us pick up the broken pieces of our 
effort, and renewed the challenge to try again. You gave us 
something we desperately needed— truth incarnated— and you 
have helped us believe in God. Thank you for your commit- 
ment to us. 

"To our families: Thank you for your support, thank you 
for letting us go." - Annneli Horner 

"Consider then, where these few years factor into our 

lives, how we can claim the people at Bryan as our Christian 

ancestors. The women who keep our campus spotless and 

beautiful live out the idea that a job well done is worth the 

time spent. Our profs, whose open-door policies taught us 

time lost from work to a student who needs to talk isn't real- 

Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay presents Verena Bender Hekman, ly lost. Matt Benson's endless vision casting and big ideas 

a 1955 graduate, with an honorary 50th Anniversary diploma. Twenty-one remind us that there is no reason not to aim high for the 

Golden Graduates participated in the weekends festivities. 1 _ , __. . _ _ . . 1 ... . . . 

sake of the Kingdom. Dr. Livesay s humility in admitting to 

us that mistakes were made showed us the mark of a true man 

and leader. With passion, intensity, and decisiveness he has 

taken hold of this school and drawn it into a new era, and 

shown us that one who leads well does so with Christ-like 

humility and vigor, while standing proudly by his work." 

- David Shifrin 

and it is because we have lived in the real world while at Bryan 
that our decisions mattered and our lives have changed." 
- Anneli Horner 

"So now we take our newly minted degrees and run off to 
real life-which, Dr. [Peter] Held [vice president for student 
life] has assured me, isn't that bad. We have been on both the 
giving and receiving end of ministry and I hope that we will 
make the most of it. Our highest aim is to glorify God and 
enjoy Him forever, says John Piper. With that comes nothing 
short of a royal decree commanding us to use our every fiber 
to pursue God and exhort others to pursue Him. Love as 
Christ loved-unconditionally and with joy-and enjoy life. 
Please friends, have fun. - David Shifrin 

You gave us something we 

desperately needed..." 

- Anneli Horner 

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Associate of Arts 1 

Bachelor of Arts 61 

Bachelor of Science 101 


PA. Boyd 
Paul Downer 
Anneli Horner 

Highest Scholastic Record 
Traditional: Eva Holder 
Aspire: Cheryl Goins 

Most Progress 
Julie Daniels 

Faithfulness and Loyalty 
Olivia Fessler 

Eva Holder 

Paul Downer and 
Anneli Horner 

Cheryl Goins 
and Dr. Bob 



"I want to thank you, Class of 
2005, for all your hard work, your 
dedication to academic excellence, 
leadership, to love and forgiveness. 

"We have learned a great deal 
together, 'neath the red and gold. 
May we be a people who are bro- 
ken but hopeful, known as those 
who cling to our faith in the reality 
of our personal, loving, just Savior, 
Jesus Christ." - Anneli Horner 

Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Lives ay 
added his commendations to the class: 

"I commend you to unlock the 
secret of a successful life — of yield- 
ing yourselves each day to God's 
word and His hand of guidance. 

"I commend you to God's provi- 
dential hand for care and keeping. 

"I commend you to honoring the 
motto of your alma mater — Christ 
above all — for as you live out that 
motto, you honor Bryan College and 
all who have gone on before you. As 
you do so, you give encouragement 
and support to all who continue on in 

"We have been on 
both the giving and 

receiving end of 

ministry and I hope 

we make the most 

of it." 

-David Shifrin 

the ministry of Bryan College — that 
Bryan would remain faithful to her 
mission for the next 75 years, should 
the Lord tarry. 

"I commend you to living lives 
of excellence — lives of leadership in 
the vocation to which you are called 
and for which you have been pre- 

"And finally, and most significant- 
ly, I commend you to the greatest of 
commandments — to love the Lord 
your God with all your heart, all your 
soul, all your strength, and all your 
mind, and to love your neighbor as 

"May God bless you richly in the 
years to come." 

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years of 

Bryan's 75th anniversary celebra- 
tion continues with three 
events this summer and fall, 
with thought turning toward a 
Homecoming spectacular. 

From July 15 to 17, Bryan College 
and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce 
teamed up to present the annual reen- 
actment of the 1925 Scopes Evolution 
Trial, which led to the founding of the 
organization that established Bryan 

"While William Jennings Bryan was 
in Dayton for the trial, he remarked that 
this would be a good place for a school 
to teach from a Biblical perspective," 
75th anniversary committee Co-chair- 
man Dr. Richard Cornelius said. 

"When he died five days after the 
trial, a national organization was estab- 
lished to found a college in his memory. 
Five years later, Bryan College opened 
its doors." 

In addition, festival organizers are 

planning to recognize founders and 
incorporators of the college, and to 
hold a book signing for John Perry, co- 
author with Dr. Marvin Olasky, of a 
new book on the Scopes Trial, Monkey 
business: The True Story of the Scopes Trial. 

The Staley Distinguished Christian 
Scholar Lecture series Sept. 19-21, will 
feature presentations by Dr. John 
Woodbridge of Trinity Evangelical 
Divinity School. Dr. Woodbridge will 
speak on the theme "Lessons from our 



July 1925: William Jennings Bryan 
came to Dayton to support the prose- 
cution in the historic Scopes Evolution 
Trial. While in Dayton, Bryan 
expressed his dream for a college that 
would put Christ above all. On July 26, 
1925, the Great Orator died peacefully 
in his sleep from a stroke. 

September 1925: A national committee 
of over fifty Bryan supporters formed the 
Bryan Memorial University Association, 
designed to establish a university to honor 
the Great Commoner. 

November 1926: After considering loca- 
tions in Washington, DC, and Miami, the 
Bryan Memorial Association purchased 
Matthews Hill in Dayton for $6,654.33. 
Groundbreaking for the university was 
held on November 5, 1926. 

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75 years of... 

75 years of... 


Evangelical Heritage." 

Dr. Cornelius said sculptor Cessna Decosimo is making 
progress on the life-size statue of William Jennings Bryan, 
which is to be unveiled during the homecoming Oct. 1 . In 
addition to Bryan alumni and friends, state and national gov- 
ernment leaders have been invited to the program on the 
Rhea County Courthouse lawn. 

Dr. Cornelius said the statue will be unique in that it is 
the only one to depict Mr. Bryan as a young man, about the 
time of his successful congressional campaigns. 

Homecoming festivities will include a 25th reunion for 
the Class of 1980. Class members are invited to contact Tom 

Branson or Tim Cox to help make plans for the event. 

A highlight of homecoming will be the alumni awards 
and concert Oct. 1, when the Alumni of the Year are named, 
and the college Chorale presents a scene from "The Ballad of 
Baby Doe," an opera which features William Jennings Bryan. 

Alumni Coordinator Warren Cole invites alumni to nomi- 
nate individuals for Alumni of the Year recognition by visit- 
ing the Bryan web site at and fill- 
ing out the nomination form on line. 

Homecoming will conclude with an alumni worship serv- 
ice Sunday morning in Rudd Auditorium, with Dr. John 
Oliver speaking. Dr. Oliver, professor of practical theology at 


September 1930: William Jennings 
Bryan Memorial University began class- 
es at the former Rhea Central High 

Fall 1934: Students helped in the con- 
struction of the first floor of the 
Administration Building. Although the 
rooms were not finished, they were 
usable in time for fall classes. 

April 1947: The White Chapel, original- 

ly an army chapel on a base in 
Tullahoma, Tenn., was assembled on 
the Bryan College campus. In addition 
to accommodating chapel services and 
weddings, The White Chapel, which 
was demolished in the 80s, 
provided housing and class- 
room space. 


1952: The Administration 
Building was finally com- 

Spring 1955-Fall 1956: Students 
organized the Common Cents 
Campaign, which aimed to raise one 
million pennies for the completion 
of a library. In 
October 1956, the 
H.A. Ironside 
Memorial Library was 

1959: Bryan was 
approved for teacher 

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Friday, September 30 

Alumni Golf Tournament: 12pm 
Classes of 1934-1960, 

Cluster Reunion: 6pm 
Class of 1980 25th Reunion: 6pm 
Women* s Volleyball Game: 

Parents* Reception: 7pm 
Alumni Gathering: 7:30pm 
Alumni Soccer Games: 9pm 
Alumni Basketball Shootout: 9pm 

Saturday, October 1 

Worldview Presentation for Alumni 

and Parents: 9am 
Class reunions: 9:15am 
75th Anniversary Celebration: 11am 

Join us as we celebrate 75 years of Bryan 
College by enjoying a performance by the 
alumni choir, unveiling the life-si^e statue of 
William Jennings Bryan, hearing from 
sculptor Cessna Decosimo and feasting on a 
75 ft. long cake! 

Men's Soccer Game: 2pm 

Alumni Softball Game: TBA 

Alumni Dinner: 5pm 

Alumni Award Presentation and 
Concert: 7pm 

Sunday, October 2 

Alumni Worship Service: 10am 
Speaker: Dr. John Oliver, 
professor at Reformed 
Theological Seminary, 
Charlotte, N.C. 

Homecoming Concludes 

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Alumni of the Year 

It could be you... 


The Bryan College Alumni Association 

mail: Alumni of the Year 

is looking for nominations for 

Bryan College 

Alumni of the Year. 

P.O. Box 7000 
Dayton, TN 37321 

Submit the name of a B.C. alum and tell why you 


nominated him or her to: 

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75 years of... 

75 years of... 

Reformed Theological Seminary, "had many happy visits in the 
past [to Bryan] and opportunities to preach in chapels as well as in 
series of services," he said in his note accepting the invitation. 

Looking ahead, the 75th anniversary celebration will wrap up 
with a national symposium on the Scopes Trial March 20-21, 2006. 
Two of the 13 speakers will be Dr. Edward J. Larson, recipient of 
the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book on the Scopes Trial, 
Summer for the Gods, and Dr. Ronald Numbers, an authority on the 
history of creationism. 

75 years of... 

I have set before you Life and Deal*, 
Mcssings and curses: 

«Wt you and your children may Bve. 


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1975: The Bryan soccer team captured 
the state tournament title and the 
NCCAA championship title under 
Coach John Reeser. 

1976: Rudd Memorial Auditorium was 

1978: Dr. David Luther and his wife, 
Dr. Sigrid Luther joined the Bryan 
College music faculty. 

1984: Woodlee-Ewing Dormitory was 

May 4, 1986: President Theodore 
Mercer died just days before what 
would have been his 30th commence- 


1999: The Erwin D and Lane Latimer 
Student Center opens. 

Feb 6, 2000: Students, faculty and staff 

watch in horror as the Administration building was reconstructed and a new 

Building sustains heavy damage by a Ironside Memorial Library opened 1 8 

fire that began on the third floor. But 

the Lord made beauty from ashes. The 

months later. 

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is necessary. 

Family changes, inflation, changes in tax and 
probate laws, as well as changes in your 
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Morring likes a 'good dear 

J" ames Morring knew a good deal when he saw it, so he 
decided to help himself and help Bryan College at the 
same time. 
Mr. Morring came to Bryan when the college was located 
in the former Rhea County Central High School, and helped 
build the first floor of Mercer Hall (the Administration 
Building). "I took Bible and general subjects," he said. "I did- 
n't really work toward a degree." 

Originally from Whitwell, Tenn., his family had moved to 
Pennsylvania while he was young. He was invited to come to 
Bryan by his cousin, Ralph Toliver, '37, and lived with the 
Toliver family in Dayton. He also lived in the Octagon on 
campus, and in the Aqua Hotel where he worked to help pay 
for his education. 

Although he left without earning a degree, he met Jeanette 
Lindsey, '39x, who later became his wife. The couple was mar- 

"I feel good that Bryan has kept 

its motto of Christ above all, all 

these years/' 

- James Morring 

ried nearly 65 years before Jeanette died in 1992. 

From the construction job that took him from Bryan, he 
moved into factory work, then into sales, selling aluminum 
pots and pans. The outbreak of World War II diverted alu- 
minum to the war effort, so he took a job at Oak Ridge, 
Tenn., helping manufacture materials for the atomic bomb. 

After the war, he returned to selling pots and pans to sup- 
port his family, which grew to include a daughter and son. The 
Korean War interrupted his sales job, so he decided to make 
another change. 

"I was a born salesman, and I decided to go into some- 
thing that there would never be a shortage of — paper," he 
said, laughing. "A life insurance policy is paper, but what's on 
the paper is important." 

He joined the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in 
Chattanooga, Tenn., and became one of the first two agents in 
that area to reach the Millionaire's Club for sales. He retired 
after 27 years with the company. 



His time at Bryan made 
an indelible impression on his 

"I'm convinced my life 
would have been very differ- 
ent if it hadn't been for 
Bryan College. For example, I 
wouldn't have met my wife, 
and I probably wouldn't have 
been active in church much 
through the years, if it hadn't 
been for my experience at 

"I feel good that Bryan 
has kept its motto of Christ 
above all, all these years," he 
said. "The college has done a 
terrific job sending people to 
the mission field and educat- 
ing students, regardless of 
what they are going into, to 
make a difference in the 

After his wife died, he 
sold some property and had 
assets available to invest. He 

was aware of Bryan's gift 
annuity program, which aids 
the college while the donor 
receives tax benefits plus a 
guaranteed income for life. 

"I thought, this is a good 
deal for me and a good deal 
for the college. Why not do 
it?" he said. 

As a result, Mr. Morring 
has been able to triple his 
income from that investment 
over what he was earning pre- 
viously, Development 
Director Jim Barth explained. 

And Mr. Morring said that 
could come in handy. 
"When I was in my 80's, I 
said I would try for 90. After 
I reached 90, my doctor and I 
agreed that I ought to shoot 
for 100." 

And part of that effort is 
the financial preparation he 
has made with his Bryan gift 

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Coaching stretches 

lion baseball team 

S enter Field looked like it had been turned into a school 
playground rather than a collegiate baseball stadium this 
spring as the Bryan Lions traded in their "player" roles 
and became coaches. 

At the invitation of Coach Joel Johnson, teams from the 
Dayton Dizzy Dean Baseball League came to the college for 
clinics that offered instruction on hitting, fielding, throwing, and 
running fundamentals. Members of the Bryan baseball team 
took on the role of coaches, giving personal attention to the 
teams of 5- and 6-, 7- and 8-, and 9- and 10-year-old athletes 
from the community. 

"It was a great opportunity to share with the community we 
live in," junior Taylor Hasty said of the clinics. "The kids really 
seemed to enjoy it, and it was rewarding to see them get better 
in such a short period of time." 

At the same time, Coach Johnson was able to work with the 
Dizzy Dean coaches on drills to help their players. 

"The kids really loved being on the college field," Coach 
Johnson said. "We showed them where some of the guys had 
hit home runs, and they were in awe. My players really enjoyed 
the time as well." Another exciting aspect of the clinics was to 

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"It was a great opportunity to share 

with the community we live in. The 

kids really seemed to enjoy it, and it 

was rewarding to see them get better 

in such a short period of time." 

- Taylor Hasty 

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see the field full of players and their parents, building 
stronger relationships between the college and the 

Alan Smith, president of the Dayton Dizzy Dean 
Baseball League, was equally enthusiastic. 

"It was great. The kids loved it, the coaches loved 
it. As a coach myself, I really enjoyed seeing the col- 
lege players interacting with my team. This is some- 
thing we want to do again next year." 

While the clinics were designed to instruct young 
players on baseball fundamentals, Coach Johnson said 
it can have a benefit for his players as well. 

"As any teacher or coach knows, you have to be 
prepared to teach someone else. These clinics made 
our players stop and think about things that are pretty 
much automatic for them as college athletes. I hope 
teaching fundamentals will sharpen my players' atten- 
tion to the little things that can make them better ath- 
letes in the long run." 


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Dear Alumni, 

Greetings from your new Alumni Coordinator! 

My name is Warren Cole and as of this spring I am the new guy 
in the Bryan College Alumni Relations Office. I aim to change the 
direction of our Alumni Association. I have been looking at the past 
interactions of the alumni office and our alumni in hopes of devis- 
ing better ways to encourage alumni to be steadfast in Christ as they 
continue to make a difference in today's world. 

Every day I realize how much potential this school has; Bryan is 
an amazing college filled with amazing students, faculty, and staff 
which created the best alumni in America. And we all believe that 
Christ is above all. 

Things have changed since all of us went to school. Once there 
was an Octagon and White Chapel, and the cafeteria, library, and 
classrooms were in the same building. Because of a fire, the Lord 
blessed us with new buildings, and now a new entrance is on the 
way. This is our heritage, and we should be proud of it. Christ 
remains above all, and the Lord is continuing to bless us. 

The problem I've discovered is that alumni do not know what is 
going on with their alma mater. I have heard over and over again 
from alumni that they have no idea what is happening, but the desire 
to know is there. 

I want to focus on bridging the communication gap using 
resources we have here, and I also want to start up alumni chapters 
around the nation. If you're interested in being involved with creat- 
ing an alumni chapter in your area, please call me. I want to talk with 

No one can argue the fact that we have graduated from a college 
that has dramatically shaped our lives, and the foundations that were 
strengthened in our lives at Bryan College are impacting us daily. I 
aim to cultivate those foundations, continuing to build upon them, 
so that even our 50-year graduates will be able to say that Bryan is 
continuing to change and shape their lives. 

I invite you to join me in this effort. Start an alumni chapter. Call 
a classmate. Call, write, or email me ( and — 
together — let's see good things happen at Bryan College! 

a look at 

Warren Cole 




B A. in Business Administration 


Wichita, Kan. 

College Activities: 

Student Government Association 
Practical Christian Involvement 
Intramural sports 


Human Resources 

UnumProvident, Chattanooga 
Small Business Owner 


Pottery, artwork, golf 

Favorite College Memory: 

Hanging out with the guys in the Rhea 


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tracks •• 

1950s •> 

R. WAYNE SNIDER, '50, has retired 
from teaching history at Grace College in 
Winona Lake, Ind., after 50 years. 

Roger WALKWITZ have traveled exten- 
sively in the past year, including an 80-day 
trip that took them from Florida to 
Canada, to California and back to Florida. 
Along the way they met alumni KEN, '56, 
and NORMA (NANDREA), '59, 
CAMPBELL; and CHUCK, '53, and 
Roger and Naomi also traveled to Israel, 
the Philippines, and to Bryan for Naomi's 
golden anniversary class reunion in May. 
They continue their Menorah Ministries. 

ALAN JOHNSON, '57, retired after 31 
years as professor of biblical studies and 
Christian ethics at Wheaton College and 
Graduate School in 2000, but continues as 
an adjunct professor of Christian ethics in 
the graduate school. His commentary on I 
Corinthians was published in 2004 by 
InterVarsity Press. He and his wife, Rea, 
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 
Oct. 2, 2004, with 27 family members, 
including all 19 grandchildren present. 

Johnson Family 

1970s %; 

PAUL, '72, and ANNETTE (HEN- 
DERSON), '73, HAYWARD, who serve 
with TEAM as bookstore managers in 
Empangeni, South Africa, have decided to 
leave South Africa in August and return to 
the States for family reasons. They are 
praying for the Lord to supply a replace- 
ment so their bookstore ministry can con- 

DR. GERRY MATHISEN, '72, is pas 
tor of adult ministries at Green Bay 
Community Church, Green Bay, Wise. 

BRIAN, '77, and Debbie SCHRAUGER 
celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary 
this past year. Brian is working on a book 
on understanding and surviving a pilgrim- 

age of sorrow. Debbie's housecleaning 
business is booming, and she is working 
to launch a line of greeting cards. The 
Schraugers live in Nashville, Tenn. 

CHUK), '81, GOODMAN and their 
family are on home assignment with 
World Team this summer, but feel the 
Lord is leading them to end their ministry 
in Spain. They plan to return to Spain 
briefly to sell their house and say farewell 
to their friends and co-workers. Now, they 
are investigating other possibilities follow- 
ing their home assignment time. 

Dave and JAN (WIGGERS), '79, 

BOTHWELL, who serve with Wycliffe 
Bible Translators in Waxhaw, N.C., trav- 
eled to Kenya, Africa, to attend area meet- 
ings with co-workers, and Dave traveled 
to Australia, Papua New Guinea and 
Indonesia, where they had lived, to con- 
sult about JAARS support services. 

Bothwell Family 

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1980s •; 


were married Jan. 1 , at the Rhea County 
Courthouse in Dayton, Tenn. The Rev. 
RONALD RUARK, '80, officiated the 
ceremony. The Tromanhausers live in 

DAVE, '81, and KATHY (DAY), '82, 
CLASSEN had several memorable travel 
experiences in the past year, including a 
family tour through the western United 
States and Kathy's trip to England and 
Scotland with a friend. The family also 
took a missions trip to Bolivia in March. 
While there, they spent time with 
ELDON, '79, and Becky PORTER, who 
serve as field leaders for their mission in 

COCANOUGHER, '83, writes from 
Fort Walton Beach, Fla., that she and her 
husband, David, bought a new home in 
July, 2004 and spent several months 
remodeling. Dave works at Eglin Air 
Force Base in munitions testing, and 
Monique is a busy mom for their children, 
Caitlin, 15, and Robert, 10. She is active in 
their church's adult choir and handbell 


'85, returned 

Freedom with 
the 75th 
Regiment and 
has moved to West Point with his wife, 
Laurie, and their three children, Madeline, 
4; Silas, 2; and Elijah 3 months. He is an 
instructor at the U.S. Military Academy 
and plans to stay there for three years. 

(SHEPPARD), '92, BACON, with their 
children Lauren, 1 1 , and in the fifth grade, 
and Jeremy, 8, and in the third grade, 
recently moved to a larger house in 
Lincoln, Neb. Gregory is starting his 

Barinowski Family 

eighth year as director of international 
advancement at Back to the Bible, with 
frequent travel overseas. Suzanne started 
working for a lobbyist as his administra- 
tive assistant and is also doing the book- 
keeping for their church. 

STEVE, '87, and LOIS (SILVEY), '90, 

SNYDER began serving as missionaries 
in Brazil with South American Mission in 
January. Their children are Leah, Charlie, 
Jack, and Sarah. They may be contacted 
via email at 

Snyder Family 

Tim and DEBRA (MASTERS), '89, 
SCHROEDER announce the birth of 
their son, Noah Andrew, on Oct. 9, 2004. 
Noah weighed 10 lbs., 3 oz. He joins 
brothers Buck, 13; Ethan, 11; Isaac, 5; 
Levi, 2; and sister Hannah, 9. Debra home 
schools and helps Tim run his business, 
Whitetail Plumbing, Inc., in Sebring, Fla. 

Buck, Ethan, Hannah, Isaac, 
Levi and Noah Schroeder 

1990s <; 

JAMES, '90, and Andrea ARNETTE 
announce the birth of their second child, 
a daughter, Ashley Crae, on Nov 16, 2004. 
Ashley joins her older brother, Joshua, 2. 
The Arnette family lives in Charlotte, N.C. 

PEGGY SHOE, '91, is an assistant 
teacher for a high school career center in 

Hillsborough County, Fla., (the Tampa 
area). She also teaches a 6th grade Sunday 
school class at Bell Shoals Baptist Church 
in Brandon, Fla. 

WYMER, both '93, live in Columbia, 
Tenn., where Geoff teaches 8th grade 
math in a middle school of visual and 
performing arts. He also teaches the 
advanced guitar class and sponsors the 
school's guitar club. Kim resigned as 
director of Sylvan Career Starters to stay 
home with their son, Ridley Sebastion, 
who was born Feb. 14, 2003. 

KEN, 94, and SUSAN (DIEBOLD), 
'92, HARRISON announce the birth of 
their fifth child, Kayleen Noelle, on April 
9, 2004. Kayleen joins siblings Ashlyn, 7; 
Scott, 5; Graham, 4; and Aleah, 2. The 
Harrison family lives in Lancaster, S.C. 

TEVON (NELSON), '95, and Greg 

HUGHES announce the birth of their 
daughter, Siena Emerson, on July 25, 
2004. Emmy 
weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz. 
when she arrived 
five weeks early. The 
Hughes family 
recently moved to 
Mooresville, N.C, 
where Greg manages 
Siena Hughes sleep labs in Concord 
and Charlotte, and 
Tevon works for an interior designer. 
They work with youth and the AWANA 
program at their church, and are looking 
forward to coming to Homecoming this 


and George You 
were married Sept. 
18, 2004, in San 
Diego, Calif. Yuri 
and George live in 
Lajolla, Calif., 
where Yuri works 
as a research asso- 
ciate at the 
University of George and Yuri You 
California, San 
Diego, and George is a real estate agent. 

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JOHN, '97, and SARAH (SMITH), 

'04x, STONESTREET announce the 
birth of their daughter, Abigail Zoe, on 
April 23. Abigail weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and 
was 19 inches long. The Stonestreets live 
in Dayton, Tenn., where John is director 
of the Summit at Bryan College. 


Stonestreet Family 

JOHN, '97, and CRISTIE (SIMP- 
SON), '98, MONTGOMERY announce 
the birth of their first child, Zachary 
Todd, on Aug. 10, 2004. Zach weighed 8 
lbs., 13 oz., and was 22 inches long. 

SARAH HURLEY, '98, wrote late last 
year to say that Polk County, Fla., where 
she teaches school, was severely impacted 
by three of the hurricanes that hit Florida 
last summer. She said that her children 
missed 14 days of school, which affected 
the educational process, but the students 
and teachers are very resilient. Three of 
her second-grade students had family 
members die because of the hurricanes. "I 
praise God that even though I am still 
going through reconstruction on my 
house and experiencing a lot of 
mold/mildew issues from the remaining 
dampness, I do have a house that is still 
standing and has a roof that doesn't leak 
too much! God will continue to help 
throughout all of this. He always does 
help us in our time of need and seems to 
work things out so that everything is bet- 
ter than it was before each trial or tribula- 


Tony PEGG announce the birth of their 
second son, Andrew David, on Oct. 31, 
2004. Andrew weighed 9 lbs., 7 oz., and 
was 22 inches long. He joins big brother 
Phillip, 2. The Pegg family lives in 
Minneola, Fla., where Tony runs an irriga- 
tion business and Brenda stays home with 
the children. 

Pegg Family 

JOY (MCCASKEY), '98x, and Richard 

CARR announce the birth of their first 

child, Duncan Maddox, on Oct. 13, 2004. 


weighed 7 lbs., 

7 oz. The Carr 

family resides 

in Bluffton, 

S.C., where 

Richard works 

for a property 


company and 

Joy is employed 

at the local 


Duncan Carr 

film theatre. Duncan has an uncle who 
also attended Bryan, SKYE 
MCCASKEY, '95x, who lives in 
Nashville, Tenn. 

DAWN (SMITH), '99, and Marty TER- 
RELL announce the birth of their son, 
Isaac Christian, on July 3. 2004. Isaac 
weighed 9 lbs., and was 21 inches long. He 
joins big sister Karlee Grace, 3. The 
Terrell family lives in Suffolk, Va., where 
Marty is youth pastor at First Baptist 
Church. Dawn teaches seventh-grade 
worldview and stays home with the chil- 

MANNY CARRIL, '99, has been named 
director of the Rhea Family YMCA in 
Dayton, Tenn., succeeding GERRY 
HURLEY, '91. Earlier, he served as 
sports coordinator and child care coordi- 
nator for the Y. 

2000s i\ 

TRAVIS, <00x, and CARRIE 
(MATTHEWS), '99, WELDON live in 
Knoxville, Tenn., where Travis is a com- 
mercial roofing salesman for Firestone 
Building Products and Carrie is a stay-at- 
home mom, caring for their son, Wesley, 

LACE), '99, HETZEL announce the 
birth of their second child, Nathan 
Aaron. Nathan 
was born Sept. 
8, 2004, and 
joins big sister 
Natalie, 4. The 
Hetzels live in 
Tenn., where 
Richard works 
as director of 
technology at 

Natalie and Nathan 

BILL), '01, WOLFE announce the birth 
of their daughter, Laura Grace, on Jan. 24. 
Laura weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and was 19 3 A 
inches long. The Wolfe family lives in 
Tampa, Fla. 

Terrell Family 

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JASON, '02, and ALISON (VINER), 

'03, WASSER announce the birth of 
their son, Simon Charles, on Nov. 5, 2004. 
Simon weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., and was 19 
3 A inches long. The Wassers live in Dayton 
where Jason is network administrator for 
the Bryan College information technology 

Wasser Family 


GAN DOUGHERTY, '04, were married 
Dec. 4, 2004, in Birmingham, Ala. The 
couple lives in Birmingham. 

(DAVIS), '03, BASHOR announce the 
birth of their son, Aiden James, on Sept. 
19, 2004. Aiden weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz. and 
was 21 inches long. 

Aiden bashor 

SANTMIER, both '04, were married 
Aug. 28, 2004, in Gadsden, Ala. Bryan 
alumni in the wedding party included 
SON, '03; ANNA HANGER, '04; JES- 

PARKS, '04; and COLIN PLANK, '04. 
Musicians included HANNAH 
MYERS, '04; and TIM OPELT, '04. 

Isaac and Julie are mission interns serving 
at Christ's Gift Academy, which ministers 
to AIDS orphans in Mbita, Kenya. 

Isaac and Julie Antanaitis 

with the 


The Rev. HEBER BRUMLEY, <36x, 

died March 29 in Spring City, Tenn. Mr. 
Brumley served as a Church of God min- 
ister for 35 years and a public school 
teacher for 25 years. He is survived by his 
wife and two sons. 

and a trustee emeritus of Bryan College, 
died March 1 1 . He is survived by five chil- 

ROMELLE RILEY, '50x, of Verona, 
N.J., died Feb. 9. She is survived by her 
husband, Morton, and three sons. 


Apopka, Fla., died March 5. He was a 
retired teacher and farmer. He is survived 
by his wife, Mary Helen Sullivan, and five 


The Rev. RANDOLPH CRISP, '52, died 
Oct. 27, 2004, just three months after his 
wife, Phyllis, died July 16. They lived in 
Martin, Ky. They are survived by a daugh- 

DAVID W. HUEY, '53, of Bellingham, 
Wash., died in July 2004. He is survived by 
two daughters. 

GLENN GRAHAM, '58, of Dallas, 
Texas, died Feb. 6. He is survived by four 

MIRIAM "Bunny" WIGGINS, '60, of 

Bernville, Pa., died March 2. She is sur- 
vived by her husband, the Rev. JIM WIG- 
GINS, '60, and a daughter. 

EVA KAY SINCLAIR, '66, of Dayton, 
Tenn., died March 14. She was a teacher 
in Rhea County schools for 38 years 
before her retirement. She is survived by 
two children. 

Dr. KARL E. KEEFER, JR., '91H, for 

mer academic vice president at Bryan 
College, died Dec. 17, 2004 in Charlotte, 
N.C. He is survived by two sons, TOM 
III, '68. 

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Bryan students minister to a country in need 

When the deadly December tsunami hit the shores of Thailand, Sri 
Lanka, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and other Eastern nations, most of 
us could only watch our televisions in sadness, praying for the millions 
of people so tragically affected. 

But for a group of Bryan College students, faculty and staff, watch- 
ing simply wasn't enough. 

During Spring Break, the group traveled across the globe to pro- 
vide help to the people of India and deliver a financial gift from the 
college to Word for the World, an indigenous Indian organization 
whose ministry focuses on villagers, lepers, slum dwellers, and the 
physically challenged. 

"We spent 10 days going into the makeshift homes of disaster vic- 
tims, talking with them, praying with them, sometimes crying with 
them, and sharing the gospel," said junior Amanda Held. "I feel 
encouraged by the fact that even after we have come home from India, 
we left having invested and contributed to a ministry that will be in 
Mandras long after the world has forgotten it and the relief organiza- 
tions have pulled out." 

Another trip to India is planned for the 

Photos courtesy of Amanda 
Held and David Shifrin. 

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honor and memory 

received from 

in memory of 

in honor of 

Frank Cook 

Mrs. Frank Cook 

Charles A. and Theda Thomas 

Andrew Calvin Baird, Sr. 

Charles A. and Theda Thomas 

Robert Zoeller 

Alice Mercer 

Jean Stevens 

M. Willene Reynolds 

John and Margaret Hallquist 

Jean Stevens 

Charles W. and Beatrice F. Hicks 

Jean Stevens 

Constance Boeddeker 

Theodore Mercer 

Donald and Evelyn Freeland 

Theodore Mercer 

Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Swafford 

Theodore Mercer 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 

Theodore Mercer 

Gerald and Linda Kays 

Theodore Mercer 

Alice Mercer 

Steven and Connie Prettyman 

Alice Mercer 

Constance Boeddeker 

Linda Peterson 

Constance Boeddeker 

Steve Goehring 

Andrew and Nancy Boeddeker 

Steve Goehring 

Jack Newton 

Constance Boeddeker 

Malcolm Hester 

Constance Boeddeker 

Clyde Boeddeker 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 

Clyde Boeddeker 

Constance M. Boeddeker 

Ethel Goatley 

Col. F. J. Goatley 

Lloyd and Sandra Matthes 

Frank and Virginia Schmickl 

Lloyd and Sandra Matthes 

Herman and Alice Matthes 

Henry Henegar and Edward Henegar 

Emily Guille Henegar 

Raymond, Jr. and Margaret Legg 

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Livesay 

Reid M. Henson 

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Livesay 

Reid M. Henson 

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Miller 

Reid M. Henson 

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Phillips 

Edward and Jan Johnson 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Thomas and Ann Clingenpeel 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Celia Dixon 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Richard and Donna Cornelius 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Jane Ellen Hodges 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Eleanor B. Williams 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Edwin and Joanne Hollatz 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Alice Mercer 

Alice Mercer 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Archie and Nancy Dykes 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

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received from 

in memory of 

in honor of 

Harold and Dottie Smith 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Jimmie and Elizabeth Alewine 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Thomas and Mary Frances Carlson 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Steven and Vicky Smith 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Blair and Louise Bentley 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Glenn and Shari Hanbey 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Dr. and Mrs. Randall Bentley 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Nancy C. Merritt 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Martha B. Burkett 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Martha Ann Duncan 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Ernest and Ginger Forsten 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Jack and Karin Traylor 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Rev. and Mrs. Frank Cook 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Randall and Sara Gayle Pyfrom 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Florence H. Sherwood 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Daniel and Joan Dale 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Everett and Diane Greens tree t 

Karl Keefer, Jr. 

Andrew and Nancy Boeddeker 

Steve Parcell 

John and Gaye Slaten 

Walter Seera 

Paul and Antoinette Combs 

Mr. and Mrs. Ashford Combs 

Paul and Antoinette Combs 

Dr. Irving Jensen 

Paul and Antoinette Combs 

Taylor Schrauger 

Brent and Pam Davis 

Mark and Betty Senter 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 

Linda Peterson 

Charles A. and Theda Thomas 

Starr Thatcher Klein 

Austin McDonald 

Ruby McDonald 

Charles and Theda Thomas 

Ariel Warrick 

Charles A. and Theda Thomas 

Larry Douglas 

Charles A. and Theda Thomas 

Mrs. Marie C. Dowlen 

Charles A. and Theda Thomas 

Mr. William B. Raines, Sr. 

Charles A. and Theda Thomas 

Mildred P. Redden 

Frank and Beverly Groves 

Catherine McDonald 

Samuel (Jack) and Lina Morris 

Catherine McDonald 

David and Charlotte McSpadden 

Anna Robinson 

Robert Sypolt 

Mrs. Tracey Bridwell 

Don and Mayre Bowman 

Cora Frye Stophel Booher 

Paul and Delana Bice 

Cora Frye Stophel Booher 

Don and Colleen Fehn 

Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Fehn 

Don and Colleen Fehn 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cox 

Charles and Frances McCarthy 

Paul James McCarthy 

Martha G. Chisolm 

Erwin Latimer 

Martha G Chisolm 

Nick Senter 

Jack Hill and Mae Wood 

A. Clyde Simmons 

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